These are the smaller thick fluffy pancake you find in American diners. You can make them sweet or savoury: if you add sugar serve them with crispy bacon and maple syrup. If you make them savoury and omit the sugar, top them with wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce or smoked salmon, sour cream and dill.
If you like sweet and savoury flavours in the same dish, make this! It’s a dessert and cheese course all in one and it can be prepared in advance.
When you roast a ham or gammon on the bone for Christmas or at any time of year, keep the bone and make soup. It makes a broth that is light after a heavy Christmas diet, it’s delicious and so good for you. You won’t need salt as the ham bone will be salty enough.
‘Spring lamb is a treat, albeit an expensive one’, says Rory O’Connell in his new book ‘Cook Well, Eat Well’ published by Gill Books. ‘And in my home it is the centrepiece of Easter Sunday lunch. If it is spring lamb with its mild, sweet flavour that you want, make sure to stress the word ‘spring’ to your butcher. Give plenty of notice with your order out of consideration to your butcher and you will be rewarded for your forward thinking.
From Rory O’Connell’s book ‘Cook Well, Eat Well’ published by Gill Books. ‘This is suitable for almost any occasion where a rich, delicious cake is required’, says Rory. ‘The flavours are a bull’s eye combination. I sometimes serve this cake with fresh raspberries, which is another flavour that works beautifully here
From Rory O’Connell’s book ‘Cook Well, Eat Well’ published by Gill Books. ‘The preparation for this dish can be done several hours in advance, though I prefer not to cook it until closer to the time of serving’, says Rory. ‘The vegetable is good served straight from the oven or at room temperature.’
‘This is the easiest way to roast a turkey’ says Neven Maguire in his new book Neven Maguire’s Perfect Irish Christmas ‘and fortunately, for many people it’s also the best. Forget about having the time to brine it or trying to turn it over while it cooks – this method is absolutely foolproof.’
The Italian for Sautéed Radicchio is ‘Radicchio Tardivo in Padella’ – if you say it aloud it sounds impossibly romantic. The dish is just one of 150 authentic Italian recipes that you can cook at home from The Silver spoon’s book Recipes from an Italian Butcher published by Phaidon. It would make an interesting side dish to serve with roast turkey or goose this Christmas – it’s so easy to make and looks glamorous on the plate.
Called Petti Farciti al Mascarpone in the original Italian, this dish is from Recipes from an Italian Butcher, the new book from The Silver Spoon Kitchen published by Phaidon. It’s packed with 150 genuine straightforward recipes, most published for the first time in English. It explains the different cuts, cooking methods, and techniques unique to each meat type along with side dishes that best complement them.
‘Picture a plate of Milanese osso bucco on the table in front of you, the fragrance of the rich, braised, meltingly tender meat mingling with that of the subtle, earthy saffron risotto’, says the introduction to Recipes from an Italian Butcher, the new book from The Silver Spoon Kitchen published by Phaidon.